• Trump’s Playing Chicken vs. Pacta Sunt Servanda

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    “She signals. We head for the edge. Whoever jumps first is chicken,” are the immortal words of James Dean’s challenger in the film classic Rebel Without a Cause. Natalie Wood raises her arms; the two drivers accelerate their cars towards to the cliff. Dean jumps out and sees his opponent go over the edge, his jacket sleeve caught in the door handle.

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  • Let Us Laugh Together, On Principle

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    The New York Times International Edition has decided to no longer publish political cartoons. The decision follows a scandal about a cartoon that appeared last April in which a blind President Donald Trump is holding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – depicted as a guide dog – on a leash. Trump is wearing a yarmulke; Netanyahu has a Star of David around his throat. Some critics deemed the cartoon offensive and anti-Semitic, the Times apologized, and the responsible editor was sanctioned. Now the paper of record – “All The News That’s Fit To Print – has decided to stop publishing political cartoons. 

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  • Why is Switzerland on the U.S radar?

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    They say that paranoia is the secret to survival. Without being paranoiac (I hope), I am trying to understand why Swiss president Ueli Maurer had a meeting with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office in the White House, the ultra-secret Bilderberg Group Meeting including Henry Kissinger and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner met in Montreux, and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Bern, Fribourg, Gruyeres, Montreux and Bellinzone, all in 18 days. 

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  • Does Truth Matter?

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    Donald Trump has told 4,140 false stories, made 12,538 untrue statements, and proposed 1,177 unfulfilled promises as of late May 2019, according to PoltiFact, The Washington Post announced that Trump reached the “unthinkable milestone” of 10,000 bogus claims on April 29, 2019. Yet, Trump continues to have 42% popularity ratings and a Yale economist, who predicted that Trump would win in 2016, predicts he will get 56.1% of the popular votes in 2020. And he is not alone in that prediction.

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